Queen Rania of Jordan is in mourning for her father.
The Queen’s father, Dr Faisal Sidqi Al Yassin, died on 27 May. No cause of death was given.
The Royal Hashemite Court is in seven days of mourning on the orders of King Abdullah.
In a press release, the Royal Court said: “The Royal Hashemite Court expresses its deepest sympathies and condolences to Their Majesties, Their Royal Highnesses, and to the Yassin family in these difficult times.”
Queen Rania has posted a photo of her beloved father on her social media accounts with a prayer in Arabic and a message in English that says, “My dear father, may you Rest In Peace.”
The Emir of Abu Dhabi and President of the UAE, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and Emir of Dubai and Vice President of the UAE, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, have sent condolences to King Abdullah. Sheikha Fatima also expressed her condolences to Queen Rania.
Faisal Sidqi Al Yassin was born in the West Bank in 1934. He was married to Ilham Yassin, and they had three children, including Queen Rania. The family moved to Kuwait in 1961, and he retired in Jordan.